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IMCNat Mon 20-Mar-17 14:11:19

Hi Mums,

Is anyone required to label all clothing for their child, including socks? Labels don't work for socks - what is your solution?


AuntieStella Mon 20-Mar-17 17:48:39

It's not required, but rugby socks in specified colours can be expensive to keep replacing.

I fold a woven/sew-on nametape in half and stitch it (vertically) in to the top cuff of the sock, so that half shows each side.

dementedpixie Mon 20-Mar-17 17:52:23

No I don't label socks. I have seen iron on transfers for socks

KikiDeliversCakes Mon 20-Mar-17 17:54:31

I use a laundry pen and write the surname (only us at the school) on the sole or inside the cuff. Repeat every few washes...

LIZS Mon 20-Mar-17 17:56:41

Of course you can sew labels into socks, or iron on under the foot. Whether you can be bothered is another matter!

AlexanderHamilton Mon 20-Mar-17 17:57:11

I buy iron on name transfers for dd's socks.

ShiningWhit Mon 20-Mar-17 17:58:37

yes transfers - white on black - black on white - I get mine from Denmark - put them on the arch bit.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 20-Mar-17 17:59:35

I don't label socks, but I do use Stikins from Labelplanet. They do labels that will stick to fabric, there's one sort to go on care labels and another sort that you can iron on and it'll bond to any fabric. That would work for socks.

ShiningWhit Mon 20-Mar-17 18:03:41

I got them from

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 20-Mar-17 19:37:24 do sock labels that iron on the sole

happygardening Mon 20-Mar-17 23:08:01

I used to stitch embroidered name tags into all DS2's socks (he went to boarding school) iron ones always come off eventually. I used to buy them on line lots of companies make them. But at his senior school the boys put their dirty socks/underpants in zip p net bags with their names on so I stopped sewing name tags in as it's such a tedious job.
I also found that if your nice to the matrons they'll do it for you.

thebakerwithboobs Mon 20-Mar-17 23:26:03

We have boarders so yes, socks need a label. We use snappy tags for socks:

It saves sewing them in....

TheSecondOfHerName Tue 21-Mar-17 09:28:48

I label rugby / hockey socks because they are £8 a pair! I sew a woven nametape vertically on to the outside of the back of the top cuff of the sock (so it ends up behind their knee). Horizontally doesn't work because of the elasticity of the sock.

user1471537877 Wed 22-Mar-17 09:25:27

Marks and spencer black socks have a white patch on the cuff where you can write with a laundry marker

Rugby socks I also sew near the knee but DS still somehow looses the things hmm

PettsWoodParadise Sun 26-Mar-17 08:36:43

We use stretchable iron on labels for socks. These ones from identity direct don't seem to come off unless you tumble dry on high temp

Ojoj1974 Sun 26-Mar-17 22:43:04

Yes every item of clothing is labelled with Cashs labels machine sewn. Totally fed up of losing kit. Mine kids are at boarding school.

1805 Mon 27-Mar-17 08:25:56

if at boarding school, try and buy socks from the school shop, then they will be labelled by the school for you.

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